GSA's 32nd team, and the 11th in Japan, was establishes in Kumamoto on 12 May. GSA member, Kazuhide Miamoto, works for a local event production company, will act as Team Captain. Acting as Vice-Captains will be long time friend Hiroyuki Tahiro and FC Esperanza's (a Kumamoto based beach soccer team) Seiji Mitsunaga. The establishment of GSA Kumamoto was officially marked with a GSA Kumamoto networking party held on 12 May.
GSA Executive Director, Tatsuo Okada, was in Kumamoto from 11-14 May for the 2006 World Conference on Women and Sports and took time out to make a short presentation to team members at an informal get-together held at a local restaurant.
GSA Kumamoto's first event will be the Otachimisaki Beach Soccer Festival, which takes place in Ashikita, Kumamoto next week.